Through numerous programs dozens of Tufts students, undergraduate and graduate, are engaged in community-based organizations and schools in Medford each year. For example, Citizenship and Public Service Scholars, a program of Tisch College, develop and lead projects in Medford Public Schools. Other students are engaged through academic courses, community service opportunities, research and internships.
In 2004, the President of Tufts University entered a 10-year Partnership Agreement with the Mayors of Medford and Somerville. In the Partnership Agreement, Tufts commits annual financial payments to the cities, a set level of financial aid to local residents who are admitted for undergraduate study, and expansion of Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service programs and other community service programs, such as Tufts Literacy Corps.
Medford’s proximity and its varied community-building projects—relating to culture, public health, and the environment, for example—make it an ideal partner for Tufts students and faculty who support education for active citizenship.
Learn more about Medford partner organizations and public agencies:
Medford Arts Center
Medford-Brooks Estate Land Trust
Medford Climate Action Network
Medford Environmental Alliance
Medford Family Network
Medford Health Matters
Medford High School
Medford Historical Society
Medford Public Library
Medford Public Schools
Royall House Association and Slave Quarters
Springstep Center for Dance and Music
Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford-Food Pantry
West Medford Community Center